Re the Sept 23 article, Bus woes extend to unfinished GPS system: Broward schools spent $900,000 on a navigation system for its fleet of 1,300 school buses and ended up with pretty much nothing. In this age of broken budgets let’s see what an everyday citizen could have gotten in the public market.
Best Buy advertised that for $278.18 the Garmin NUVI 2595 LMT could be purchased including mounting bracket, vehicle power cord, and tax. It comes with a lifetime map update and GEEK Squad tech support.
Now let’s do the math, the cost would have been $361,634 for the fleet. That’s $538,366 less than what the school system paid. My question is, who authorized such an expenditure, what did they spend it on, and who benefitted?
Steve Sinclair, Homestead